A Special Relationship Dies
On 20 August, 2009, US President Barack Obama received a hard lesson in why you do not needlessly belittle and offend long-standing diplomatic allies. One of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s risible, clown-show lackeys released Libyan Abel Basset Ali Megrahi – the mastermind of the Lockerbie bombing.
This 1988 Pan-AM airline bombing killed over 100 Americans. Thus, al-Megrahi’s release was a slap in the face to America, but it didn’t constitute a gratuitous insult. If Barack Obama’s behavior towards the British didn’t facilitate this travesty, his conduct certainly may have earned it.Read More »